University of Cordoba

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the fundamental characteristic that the department of Córdoba shared in terms of education with respect to the rest of the country was its low coverage at all levels, mainly at the higher level. imposes the challenge to its social leadership to promote the creation of a Higher Education institution that would respond with quality and relevance to the needs of the region.

At this time, the bacteriologist Elías Bechara Zainúm presented the idea of ​​creating an institution that would allow young high school graduates from the department of Córdoba to enter higher education for their professional training, who due to their limited economic resources could not travel to other regions of the country. to continue their studies.

With the selfless support of a group of professionals, among which the veterinary doctor Julio César Cervantes Lagares and the agricultural engineers Limberto Sáenz Alarcón and Hernando Rodríguez Romero stand out, the creation of a university with an agricultural vocation began to take shape, taking into account that In Córdoba, agriculture and livestock have been the most important lines of economic activity, therefore, this fact became the first reference for the first faculties to be those of Agronomic Engineering and Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics. The two faculties were created according to Law 103 of 1962.